16 Jan 2012

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemar’s Men’s Watch 15120BC.OO.A002CR.01 Review

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Written by Kiley Jacques

With the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Men’s Watch 15120BC.OO.A002CR.01 a man can cloak his wrist in courtly gentility, for this blue blood exemplifies your own. This Audemars Piguet showcases a 18 kt white gold case on a black alligator strap and18 kt white gold ardillon buckle. Its 22 kt yellow gold rotor bears the AP family crest, marking it as among one of the world’s premiere watchmakers’ finest.

From their inaugural1875 partnering to their studies at The Vallée de Joux –  a valley in the Jura Mountains in the Swiss Canton, Vaud said to be the origin of world-class watch manufacturing – to their litany of custom made timepieces, these masterminds and their protégées understand watch making. And the Men’s 15120BC.OO.A002CR.01 demonstrates the reason for their success. With its white guilloche dial, 18 kt white gold case and 18 kt white gold bezel – this piece is pure panache.

Audemars case back

Audemars Case Back: Watch the Workings

Also host to 18 kt gold lugs, fully polished silver dial, and sleek white gold Roman numeral hour markers, the AP 15120BC.OO.A002CR.01 plays a cool hand. Functioning by mechanical automatic movement with 60 reserve hours and AP Caliber 3120, it can be depended upon to keep track of life’s hours. Further distinguished by a transparent case back and polished bezel, this watch encapsulates the essence of Audemars-Piguet genius.

Additional Features Include:

  • Date display
  • Polished white gold hour and minute hands
  • Black center seconds hand
  • Guilloche-textured silver dial
  • 21,600 vph movement beats
  • Scratch resistant sapphire-crystal
  • Brushed satin finished 18 kt white gold case (39 mm; 1.5 in)
  • 7 in adjustable black alligator leather strap
  • Tang buckle clasp
  • Water resistant to 20 meters (60 ft)

The manufacturer’s retail price lists for $2Audemars AP family crest3,500. This model (also referred to as 15120bc, 15120bc/oo/a002cr/01, and 15120bc-oo-a002cr-01) is widely available through online discount sellers including: Authentic Watches.com ($21,995); Goldwatches.com ($19,270); Steindiamonds.com ($18,330)—this seller also offers a bank wire option of $17,780; Luxurybizaar.com ($17,625); Worldofluxury.com ($18,330). Note: to date, there are no consumer reviews to consider.

Similar pieces include the Piguet Jules Audemars 15056BC.00.A001CR.02 and the Piguet Jules Audemars Equation of Time 26003BC.00.D002CR.01.

If you would like to have your watch match your wallet, and your wallet happens to hold a surplus of $20,000, then you could be in the market for the Piguet Jules Audemars Men’s Watch 15120BC.OO.A002CR.01. Join the ranks of sportsmen like Novak Djokovic, LeBron James, and Rory McIlroy and don an AP to say you understand (and own) the essence of eminence. With this Audemars Piguet on your person, there will be no end to the compliments it is sure to elicit.

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